Broadcast: Events

Informing and Inspiring the Public Through Outreach

Wednesday 25 March 10:00 until 13:00
Ashdown 103
Speaker: Dr Katy Petherick, Public Engagement Coordinator
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Informing and Inspiring the Public Through Outreach


Wednesday 25th March, 10:00-13:00


Ashdown 103


Research staff and academic faculty that are interested in getting more involved in outreach activities or in improving the impact of their existing outreach activities.


Outreach is a term used for a variety of activities aimed at promoting public awareness and understanding of research. It enables staff and students to disseminate their work to a wider audience, providing an opportunity to inspire and inform others.

In this 3-hour interactive workshop participants will explore outreach and discuss a variety of methods that can be used in a range of settings including, but not limited to: festivals, school activities, performances and community events. The workshop will provide the opportunity to consider how to construct an effective outreach activity, looking at the various types of audiences you will encounter and how to engage with these audiences.

Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will:

  • understand a range of methods for engaging people through outreach
  • appreciate the different elements required to plan engagement activities
  • test some current university outreach activities
  • have started to develop their own outreach activity
  • have assessed options for evaluating outreach activities
  • have greater confidence and skills for use during engagement activities
  • have an awareness of where funding can be obtained for outreach activities


Dr Katy Petherick, Public Engagement Coordinator

Booking Information

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE (Sussex Direct Login required)

(If you do not have a Sussex Direct login, please email to book your place)

By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Thursday, 19 December 2019